The Ministry of Health is committed to ensuring that all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago receive high quality healthcare. Therefore, the Ministry is pleased to announce the introduction of a new National Health Card that will greatly improve the dispensing of prescription medication.
The National Health Card is an innovative program that allows pharmacists to more efficiently access your prescription history using a secured electronic card.
It keeps your prescription records organized in one easily accessible place and with your authorization, your National Health Card allows qualified healthcare professionals access to your prescription history.
Improve quality of care
Your National Health Card will allow for easier management of the drugs you take.
Your National Health Card will allow for easier management of the drugs you take. The real-time electronic tracking of patient medication history allows healthcare workers to get an updated view of your prescription history, check for possible drug interactions and to provide better advice to you. This reduces prescription errors and potential risk to patients.
Additionally, electronic tracking of patient interactions will provide inputs for overall improvement of the service.
Effectiveness & Efficiency
NHC will help track any patient encounters at any location, effectively reducing time to find people in case of emergency.
The National Health Card allows you (or your nominee) to collect your CDAP prescriptions from any approved pharmacy in Trinidad and Tobago.
Your relevant information can be accessed immediately at any participating Pharmacy thereby increasing the speed and ease of the collection process and reducing the risk of error due to incomplete or inaccurate patient data.
Each prescription is entered once and the patient can fill partial prescriptions thereafter at any of the participating pharmacies.
Improve record-keeping and reduce waste
Enabling a positive visual identification of the patient at Registration and at the point of care will reduce the risk of errors or fraud.
Enabling a photo identification of the patient at Registration and at the point of service will reduce the risk of errors or fraud. The National Health Card will greatly reduce the time necessary to maintain and verify medical records. Additionally, the National Health Card system will provide the necessary information for more efficient management of CDAP: reducing waste, improving distribution planning, and ensuring the nation’s health continues to be served efficiently and effectively.
Single card will open doors for all futuristic citizen programs implemented by government and similar bodies.